St Chads has been actively involved in a community gardening programme which takes place in our local Rotorua community. We have been working in conjunction with Rotorua Lakes Council and Rotorua Boys High School to create a welcoming sustainable environment at Lukas Place. Lukas place is a council run community housing space, which was identified by some of the keen gardening at St Chads as needing some beatification. The gardeners wanted to be able to support their community and set about creating a community garden. With the help of the students from Boys High school we were able to provide the space with a raised planter box, which now grows an array of vegetables which the residents are free to harvest and eat. Due to its success more residents within the cul-de-sac are eager to be involved. Over the coming weeks we are planning on continuing our support and collaborations to hopefully introduce more raised beds and planting an array of fruit trees creating a fruity orchard.
Watch this space for more information…..